Hannah Simpson Counsellor & Psychotherapist, MBACP reg, Barnados/Link Approved

Hannah Simpson Counsellor & Psychotherapist, MBACP reg, Barnados/Link Approved

1-7 Harley Street


07775 613133

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1-7 Harley Street


07775 613133

About me

I am an experienced, qualified and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work with adults and adolescents in psychotherapy and in counselling. Before starting private practice I worked in the NHS as a 'Substance Misuse Recovery Counsellor and Group Facilitator' and The Priory, as a 'Mental Health and Addictions Therapist' . Prior to this I have worked in Substance Misuses services, along with a secure unit for children and domestic and sexual violence units for adults and children.

In my practice I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental therapeutic setting, in which to explore a range of personal concerns and feelings. These may include addictions, unresolved childhood experiences, such as childhood sexual abuse or trauma, relationship difficulties or wanting to make life style changes.

Whatever difficulties you may face, I can provide a sensitive, warm and supportive environment in which to explore past experiences and how these impact on the present. I believe that it is through a secure therapeutic relationship, that an individual can gain insight and a deeper understanding of their feelings and concerns.

This allows for re-connection to self, feelings, beliefs and values. Through connection the individual can begin to reengage in life in a more deep and meaningful way, move forward and reach their full potential.

I offer in depth and comprehensive assessment to ensure the right kind approach to suit the unique needs of each individual, as well as short term crisis intervention, time limited and open ended therapy, depending on what you hope to achieve?  An initial assessment is followed by fifty minute sessions to be agreed between us. We will meet regularly at a mutually agreed time for fifty minutes at a time, and together assess the therapeutic work, how it is helping and what needs to be addressed.

I see the therapeutic process as a collaborative endeavour to empower the individual, to make informed decisions and choices that are right for them and that will enable them to live more satisfying and enriched lives.

I have multiple areas of specialization including working with individuals who are experiencing addictions, relationship difficulties, low self esteem, depression, self harm, eating disorders, post traumatic stress symptoms and PTSD, bereavement and loss, stress, anxiety, isolation, alcohol abuse or drug dependency, rape, sexual abuse/violence and exploitation.

Furthermore, I have undergone training with LINK and Barnados to become a Barnados Adoption Agency ‘Approved Adoption Counsellor', this means I am registered to provide support and counselling to individuals and families, including birth mothers and fathers, adoptees and adopters; before, during and after this complex process.

Please Call me on 07775 613133 or email me at h.l.simpson@hotmail.com to arrange a confidential assessment and discussion. (Please note I do not accept or answers enquiries via any form of social media)

More about Hannah

I have undergone considerable training and have had many years of reflection on effective practice both personally and professionally. I believe I have developed a sound and well integrated style; using knowledge and ideas from various models of counselling and psychotherapy.

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their rules and ethical framework.

I hold a current and up to date enhanced DBS certificate. (previously CRB)

I am ICO registered -which means I am registered with the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.

If you would like to enquire further please call me on 07775 613133 or e-mail me h.l.simpson@hotmail.com

Training, qualifications & experience


BA (HONS) Counselling - Winchester University- 2010

Diploma in Humanistic Counselling- University of Chichester - 2006

Level 2 Certificate in Initial Counselling Skills - 2003

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills - 2004

LINK Barnados Adoption training  (Link Approved Adoption Counsellor)- 2017

Further Training

Attachment, Relational Trauma and Therapist Self-Care -2018

Trauma Informed Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy- 2018

Understanding Anxiety- 2018

When There's Nobody There Rage and Shame Will Keep You Company 2018

LINK Barnados Adoption training  (Link Approved Adoption Counsellor)- 2017

Mindful Self -Compassion Course- 2016

Working with Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised Attachment- 2016

Working with Families: The Marriage of Psychodynamic and Systemic Thinking- 2016

Certificate in Psychodynamic Thought -2016

Transactional Analysis 101 Verification Certificate -2016 Metanoia Institute

TA Theory and its Application- 2016

Existential Freedom: How to be real and find meaning- 2015

Working with Erotic Transference and Countertransference- 2015

Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviors in Children and Young People-2015

Relate Couples Training, Understanding Relationships- The Institute of Relate- 2011

Working with and Understanding Personality Disorder (Borderline, Antisocial, Narcissistic)-2011

Safeguarding Children Specific to Substance Misuse-2010

Safeguarding adults Alerters Training- 2010

Integrating CBT and Humanistic Therapy in working Substance Misuse and anger - 2010

Working with Trauma- 2010

Safeguarding Children Training specific to CARE- 2009

Sexuality and Sexual Health for People with Mental Health Problems -2009

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Addiction- 2009

Mental Health and the Law- 2009

Drug and Alcohol Awareness- 2008

Dual Diagnosis- 2008

Substance Misuse Counselling Training - 2007

Sexual Abuse and exploitation- 2004

Handling Disclosures of Domestic Abuse in pregnancy-2003

Working with Domestic Abuse with women and Children-2003

Employment History

The Priory Southampton- Twelve Step' Addiction Treatment Setting

The Priory Woking Private Mental Health Hospital -'Twelve Step' Addiction Treatment Setting

Sussex Alcohol and Substance Misuse Service (GP Surgeries)

NHS- CARE Substance Misuse Counselling Service, St James' Hospital (South-East)

NHS -Baytrees Residential Detoxification Unit, St James' Hospital (Portsmouth)

E's Up NHS Substance Misuse Service 10-25 year old's

Children's Services, Swanick Lodge,Secure Unit for 10-16 years (Substance misuse)

NHS Early Intervention Project (EIP) St Mary's Hospital, Portsmouth (Domestic Abuse/sexual exploitation, abuse and violence)

Portsmouth City Council, Hidden Violence Unit (Domestic abuse & sexual,exploitation abuse and violence)

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

The Counselling and Psychological therapies I offer, is also for those who may not know the cause of their feelings e.g. sadness, lack of self worth, loneliness; a sense of feeling lost. It offers a safe place for exploration including:

  • Pre Bereavement and anticipatory loss
  • Animal/pet bereavement
  • Living with a terminal illness; for you or a family member
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Suicidal Feelings
  • Loss
  • Shame
  • Body image
  • Isolation
  • Home sickness
  • Retirement
  • Personal development/self awareness
  • Emotional eating, overeating and binge eating
  • Student counselling

Photos & videos

  • Reception area at West Street Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre
  • West Street Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre
  • Map Fareham
  • Reception
  • Counselling room
  • Therapy room
  • The Remedi Clinic Southsea


Fees in London, Harley Street:

£245 for an individual session and assessment (50 minutes)

£295 for couples session and assessment (60 minutes)

Groups - information available upon request

All fees must be paid one month in advance, after the initial assessment period.

Reports and report writing- information available upon request

Fees in Fareham and Southsea:

£75 for an individual session (50 min)

£105 for couples session (60 mins)

Groups - information available upon request

Reports and report writing- information available upon request

Cancellation policy requires 5 working days notice, otherwise the full agreed fee is charged.

If you would like to enquire further please e-mail me at: h.l.simpson@hotmail.com or phone me on: 07775 613133. I will usually get back to you by the next working day. I do prefer to talk directly with you before making a first appointment.

Further information

  • My London practice is based in London Harley Street, there are nearby underground tube stations and parking.
  • My PO16 private practice Serenity Counselling and Psychotherapy Limited is in Fareham and has free parking.

Maps & Directions

London, W1G 9QD
Fareham, PO16

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Appointments available in London, Harley Street, Fareham and Southsea. Monday- Saturday 8am-8pm

Types of client

Older adults